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Met Office helps Scotland's road industry plan for Winter

As Scotland gears up for winter the Met Office road team explains how the work they do helps keep some of the country's roads moving through the colder months.

Delegates at the Scottish Road Expo in Edinburgh will be able to find out about how Route-Based Forecast Training enable parts of the Scottish Road network to prepare efficiently for adverse weather.

There will be a chance to find out about operational products such as OpenRoad and Bridge forecasts as well as the range of Met Office weather Road, approved by the Institute of Highways Engineers (IHE), and Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) for Continuing Professional Development.

Michael Szczepanski, Met Office Business Manager for Road, said: "The Met Office is dedicated to helping the Scottish road industry plan to reduce, mitigate and prepare for the effects of adverse weather and climate change.

"We now have a dedicated road forecasting team in our Scottish office. By having a team of local forecasters with a more detailed knowledge of the forecast area, we are able to better understand the localised weather environments and provide a more bespoke form of consultancy to our customers in Scotland."

The Met Office road team are exhibiting on stand G9 at the Scottish Road Expo on 5-6th November at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh.

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